Mystery Lycoris

Kelly Irvin
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:14:09 PDT
It reminds me a lot of L. caldwellii, though mine does not show that 
much red and the red is essentially gone by full bloom.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

On 8/12/14, 8:10 PM, Nicholas plummer wrote:
> Last summer, I bought a Lycoris squamigera from Tony Avent at one of the
> Plant Delights open houses.  The plant is currently blooming, and it's
> clear that it is not L. squamigera.  I thought that another customer at the
> nursery must have switched tags around, but when I sent a a photo to Tony,
> he replied that it didn't match any of the plants they are currently
> selling at PDN, and he suspected that it arrived mixed in a batch of L.
> squamigera bulbs from the Netherlands.
> Photos are here:
> Can anyone speculate on its parentage or identify it as a known clone,
> possibly Dutch?
> The plant was dormant through the autumn and winter and produced fairly
> short lived foliage in Spring. The inflorescence is about 21" (53 cm
> tall).  Distance from the green ovary to the tip of a sepal is
> approximately 3.5" (8.9 cm), and the natural spread measured from petal tip
> to petal tip across the face of the flower is approximately 3.25-3.5" (8-9
> cm).
> Nick Plummer
> Durham, NC, USA
> USDA Zone 7
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